Holloway’s new ‘ambition’ is to open Rutgers campuses at 50% capacity for spring

Noting that a lot needs to go right “to get to that place,” Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway told NJ Advance Media he would like Rutgers campuses to open at 50% capacity for the spring semester, which begins Jan. 19.

“My ambition three months ago was to get to 75%,” he said. “That seems silly now. And so now my ambition now is to get to 50%,” Holloway said. 

He added, “We all know remote learning is a qualitatively different experience than being face to face. So we’re drawing up plans now for the January start. That’s what is happening feverishly behind the scenes, and I’ve directed people that we need to stretch to get as many courses face to face and get as many people in the residences.”

To read NJ Advance Media writer Kelly Heyboer’s story, click here.